Vanderbilt Pkwy. reopens after gas-line damage

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Utility workers quickly repaired damage to a natural gas line in a Dix Hills residential neighborhood Thursday morning after an excavator caused a leak, Suffolk police said.

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Officers at the scene, on Vanderbilt Parkway just west of Deer Park Avenue, reopened to traffic soon after the repairs, a police spokeswoman said.

A utility crew arrived soon after the 8 a.m. accident occurred, police said. As they worked, traffic was diverted from the Vanderbilt Parkway during the morning rush hour.

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